(redirected from quacky)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to quacky: quirky
See: fake

QUACK. One, who, without sufficient knowledge, study or previous preparation, and without the diploma of some college or university, undertakes to practice medicine or surgery, under the pretence that he possesses secrets in those arts.
     2. He is criminally answerable for his unskillful practice, and also, civilly to his patient in certain cases. Vide Mala praxis; Physician.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Although gwaciog is no more a conventional Welsh word than quacky is an English word, it was none the less totally comprehensible to a Welsh speaker and showed an impressive understanding of how the language works.
Also on the site is an interactive game, activity sheets, quacky card creator, and luggage tag maker.
3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant Quacky, built in Detroit by folks from Arizona, hatched in Cincinnati, is now on the move.